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Heather Mazzei, ASW

Heather Mazzei is a Clinical Associate at Triune Therapy Group, in Los Angeles, An Associate Clinical Social Worker, supervised by Dr. Kate Balestrieri, Heather is passionate about healthy relationships and helping the people she works with to develop relationships that thrive.
Your Blue Balls Aren’t the Problem

Your Blue Balls Aren’t the Problem

With lackluster sex education still the norm, the notion of women’s sexuality as men’s sexuality light persists. Following feminist theory, the dominant group remains in charge and thus the subordinate, women, continue to experience oppression, even in the bedroom....

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3 Important Tips for Safe Sex Practices

3 Important Tips for Safe Sex Practices

Sex can be mind-blowingly wonderful. It can also lead to disappointment, confusion and a host of other unwanted consequences. Start creating emotional and physical safety practices around sex now, so you can have great sex for the rest of your life. Read on for three...

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Sex and Anxiety: Get Out of Your Head in Bed

Sex and Anxiety: Get Out of Your Head in Bed

Sex isn’t the ideal time for rumination but anxiety often shows up uninvited. If you’re thinking about how the sheets are getting dirty, you're surely not thinking about pleasure and having enjoyable sex. How Does Anxiety Impact Sex? Anxiety is an emotion that traps...

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How to Say “No” to Sex At Any Time

How to Say “No” to Sex At Any Time

Saying "no" to sex doesn’t mean never.  It might mean, “not right now”, “I’m not there yet”, “I’m tired”, “I don’t think I trust you yet”, and so on.  Saying "no" can come with a wave of emotions and unpleasant responses, but there is no reason to keep having unwanted...

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